The Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems (BBISS) enhances Georgia Tech’s research, education, service missions, and campus operations through leadership, communications, development, and decision making inspired and defined by the principles of sustainability. Programs and projects initiated or supported by the BBISS lie at the intersections of these themes.
After more than two years of planning, the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is currently conducting the Commute Atlanta Study. This study is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, Georgia Department of Transportation, and Georgia Tech. The Commute Atlanta study is collecting travel data to provide better information on where, when, and under what conditions people drive in Atlanta.
GT STRUDL is one of the most widely used Structural Design & Analysis software programs for Architectural - Engineering - Construction (AEC), CAE/CAD, utilities, offshore, industrial, nuclear and civil works. GT STRUDL is a fully integrated general- purpose structural information processing system capable of supplying an engineer with accurate and complete technical data for design decision making.
The Georgia Transportation Institute (GTI) is a consortium of Georgia universities active in transportation research and education. GTI is headquartered at the Georgia Institute of Technology and assists researchers at Georgia State University, the University of Georgia, Georgia Southern University, Southern Polytechnic State University, Albany State University, and Mercer University.
At the interface of earthquake engineering, seismology and geophysics, the GEOQUAKE Group integrates large-scale ground motion and soil-structure interaction simulations with high quality field data, to develop efficient and cost-effective hazard mitigation methodologies while advancing the understanding of geophysical processes in the near-surface.
The Georgia Water Resources Institute (GWRI) at Georgia Tech was authorized by US Congress through the Water Resources Research Act of 1964 (P.L. 101-397). The GWRI mission is to foster the creation of partnerships, resources, and knowledge base necessary to address current water resources challenges in the state of Georgia, the U.S., and the world.
The Hazardous Substance Research Center/South and Southwest is a competitively awarded, peer-reviewed research consortium led by Louisiana State University with the cooperation of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Rice University, and Texas A&M University to address critical hazardous substance problems, especially as they relate to contaminated sediments.
The In-Situ Research Group involves the field testing and geotechnical site characterization of soils and other geomaterials using direct push technology methods, including cone penetrometers, piezocones,seismic cones, flat dilatometers, and special true-interval downhole geophysics methods.
The Mid-America Earthquake Center is one of three national earthquake engineering research centers established by the National Science Foundation and its partner institutions.
Multimedia Environmental Simulations Laboratory (MESL) was established in 1993 to provide scientific and technical expertise to government, educational and private organizations, in the area of environmental simulation and analysis.
The National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management (NCTSPM) is a USDOT/RITA grant funded Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) that conducts transportation-related research in the areas of safety, state-of-good-repair, and economic competitiveness. NCTSPM is a collaboration between Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Transportation Institute, Florida International University, University of Central Florida, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and each university’s state Department of Transportation.
The Particulate Media Research Laboratory addresses the fundamental study of soils and subsurface processes.
Rock and Fracture Group
Earthquakes pose a significant threat to many U.S. seaports, which serve as crucial gateways for international trade. Current engineering practice for seismic risk reduction for port facilities is typically based on design or retrofit criteria for individual physical components (e.g., wharf structures) expressed in terms of allowable levels of force and/or displacement.
The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO) is an autonomous research unit of the University System of Georgia. The mission of the Institute is to provide the State of Georgia with a nationally and internationally recognized center of excellence in marine science.